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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Feb 21, 2004 6:23am
Forum: etree Subject: Flac failure / no md5?

first off, from the FAQ:

Why don't I get an email when my uploads fail MD5 checksums?

The system currently only sends emails when MD5 files are included. This means that, if you're uploading FLAC files, you still need to include an MD5 file if you want to receive informational emails about the failures.

http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#167

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Looking at the files you have when you imported the show, it was only the .flac files, i didn't see an .md5 file included.

If you have one, but didn't include it before importing, we can delete the contribution and you can re-do it with the md5

also, a good way to see if one file failed is compare the file size of the .flac file on your hard drive and the file that is in your upload directory. if one is drastically different, maybe that file didn't complete the upload.

I only know about .shn files, so hopefully another admin can help shed some light to answer your specific question and let you know what specific file failed.

Tyler

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Poster: moeron Date: Feb 21, 2004 6:34am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Flac failure / no md5?

First off, shame on me for not looking at the FAQ!

>i didn't see an .md5 file included.

You're correct sir! I didn't include or generate an MD5 (blushes). I have contributed flac's before sans MD5 and not run into problems.

>If you have one, but didn't include it before
>importing, we can delete the contribution and
>you can re-do it with the md5

I have the original .flac files still on my system. I can generate a md5 easily for you. When you mention "delete the contribution" do you mean simply the contribution entry or my existing files on the FTP server as well?

I'd gladly re-enter the contribution stuff and include the md5 provided I don't have to reupload the whole show :)

Thanks for the quick response, and again, shame on me for not closely reading the FAQ!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Feb 21, 2004 7:02am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Flac failure / no md5?

I have the original .flac files still on my system. I can generate a md5 easily for you. When you mention "delete the contribution" do you mean simply the contribution entry or my existing files on the FTP server as well?

Good to hear this. yes, just generate an md5 from the original files. I meant simply the contibution entry. The files on the FTP server will be safe, no worries :) The last thing we want to do is cause you to re-upload an entire show, that would blow.

When you import a show, the system packages all the files in the imported folder (text, md5, flac's, .jpg files if you included them, whatever.) and puts them together. if you make a mistake and want to 'add' more files later, you have to get rid of the first set of packaging and re-do the package with the new files in it too. The original files are all still there, so it doesn't take much effort or time.

the contribution and show have been deleted, so now you should be able to make and md5, upload it to your directory (making sure it is in the folder with the files it describes) and re-import it. it should run clean, but actually it should fail on one or more tracks, right? since the file set failed the first time. At least this time, since there is an md5 in there, it should e-mail you with info on what one(s) failed and you can go back and either finish uploading that track, or delete it and re-upload it.

Try that out and see how it goes. Good luck! and post if you have probelms.

thanks for contirbuting! also, just for my info, what type of band is this? I've seen their name everywhere for a while, but never heard them. Jam? Funk? rock? give me a little describtion and i'll check this show out when it is public.